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Microsoft extends Windows 10 support period

  In the olden days, Microsoft's support policy for Windows and Office was simple. Each release had five years of mainstream support, during which it received security updates, feature improvements, and stability fixes. That was followed by five more years of extended support, during which time it received security updates only. With Windows 10 and [...]

Video demonstrates the marvel of CRT displays at 380,000 fps

  We spend a lot of time reading about the differences between display technologies like LCD and OLED, which, like all display technologies, are built to fool our eyes into seeing things that are only simulated, not real, like colors, or realistic movement. But it helps to see it in action. A video from YouTube [...]

Amazon has made it more expensive to subscribe to Prime

  Amazon on Friday announced that it has raised the price of its Prime membership program for those who subscribe on a month-to-month basis. The plan previously cost $10.99 a month, but it will now cost $12.99 a month. That means the price of subscribing to the monthly Prime plan for a full year has [...]

New Android malware with never-before-seen spying capabilities

  Last year, researchers found what at the time was quite possibly the world's most sophisticated espionage app ever written for the Android mobile operating system. Now, in a discovery that underscores the growing arms race among competing malware developers, researchers have uncovered a new Android spying platform that includes location-based audio recording and other [...]

New Bing updates make search results as visual as Google

  Bing users in search of their next Netflix binge may now have an easier time finding the perfect show. Microsoft announced a few updates to its search engine through a blog post, with one of them being entertainment search results showing content options from streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The update [...]

By |2017-11-09T17:57:52+00:00November 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Machine-learning cloud platforms get to work

  Digital Transformers Digital transformation: How machine learning could help change business View more stories The machine-learning smarts that help Google know what’s in a photo and let Amazon’s Alexa carry on a conversation are getting a real job. “ML” platforms from vendors like Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and others can automate business processes on [...]

By |2017-11-08T21:21:31+00:00November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“Security concerns” lead to LTE service shutdown on Chinese Apple Watches

  Apple's struggles in China continue to mount, and this time, it's Apple's newest wearable causing problems for the company. According to a Wall Street Journal report, standalone wireless service available on certain models of the Apple Watch Series 3 has been shut down just one month after the device became available. Chinese customers who purchased a Series 3 with [...]

By |2017-10-30T14:18:59+00:00October 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

New wave of data-encrypting malware hits Russia and Ukraine

  A new, potentially virulent wave of data-encrypting malware is sweeping through Eastern Europe and has left a wake of outages at news agencies, train stations, and airports, according to multiple security companies Tuesday. Bad Rabbit, as the outbreak is being dubbed, is primarily attacking targets in Russia, but it's also infecting computers in Ukraine, [...]

By |2017-10-29T16:05:07+00:00October 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|